Welcome! I am a mom to two wonderful kids, a lovely retired greyhound, and a wife to a great husband. Needless to say, there are a lot of daily messes to clean up around our house. Daily Messes is my blog to share ideas on things to do with your kids, snack and meal ideas, crafts, and holiday fun. I hope you find something to enjoy!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Growth Charts

When my children were born, they both received a growth chart as a gift. Every month, I would place them/stand them in front of the chart and take a picture. If they had a doctor's appointment, I would mark their height and weight on the chart with the date. Now I only remember to do it every few months (sometimes only once a year when they have their doctor's appointments), but I have a photo time line of how fast they grew and how much they changed.

I found that if I didn't hang the growth chart in their room, I would forget to pull it out and update it. I ended up hanging it on the bedroom wall. Luckily, there are so many different options available that it can blend right into the decoration scheme of the room. Amazon carries a lot of different varities (butterflyzoocars and trucks, woodland animalsbaseballflowers). Many local libraries and banks offer free paper growth charts as well. There are a few online options for free growth charts as well (CDC often has some available).
I'm not sure what I'm going to do when they get older. I've started taking a picture on the first day of school, complete with their backpacks, standing on the front porch. I also still keep track of their height and weight in their health/memory books, so I may make a memory book page with their pictures and vitals.

Do you use a growth chart? What's your favorite way to keep track of your kids' growth?

1 comment:

  1. my kids are very interested in their growth charts. still! even in high school. they have little pencil lines in their rooms. if you have an official chart, they will look at it!


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